One day shy of a year on from the last York indoor regional - and a change of venue back to the 'old place', Huntington High School. The YORCC - York Off Road Car Club members had laid out one monster of a track in the sports hall. The track featured a multitude of jumps and obstacles which tested the drivers but didn't punish the lesser drivers. Two huge table tops joined together to create a 'beast' of a double jump - most drivers were landing on the top of the second jump but some of the faster drivers were able to 'down slope' the second.
The largest feature was the huge corner table top jump - a cone on the inside corner prevented any real chance of clearing the top in one smooth jump - though it could still be done, just about!
4WD A final - Adam Skelding (Edit / HB) was on pole with his Hot Bodies D4, and took an early lead, pulling a small gap on Chris Long (Xfactory X-5) in 2nd. Adam made a small error coming over the mats and Chris took the lead. Adam drove well to close the gap and the two came to the doubles with nothing between them - Adam retook the lead but it wasn't for long as these two swapped position a couple more times. The battle between these two saw them 'caught' by the 3rd and 4th placed cars but Adam held on to win convincingly from Chris Long and Ben Riley.
The 2WD A final was won by Richard Lowe (JConcepts) running the B4, with team oOple driver Stu Wood just a second further back in 2nd place also with the B4. Tom Cockerill came in 9 seconds back in third with his Losi XXXCR.
Well done to Richard Lowe (JConcepts) and Adam Skelding (Edit / HB) for their wins - and thanks to the York club for putting on such an amazing track and well run meeting - even if it did run a little late!
All photos are mine, all mine, and not to be used in commercial purposes without prior permission. Jimmy Storey. rc(at)oople(dot)com.